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What does Kean mean?

Kean Pronunciation of Kean as a name for boys means "ancient; fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye". Kean is an alternate form of Cian (Irish, Gaelic). Kean is also a form of Keane (Irish, Gaelic, Old English): actor Edmund Kean.


ASSOCIATED WITH ancient (old), fighter (warrior)


VARIANTS Kiean, Kian, Keyne, Keene, Keen



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How popular is Kean?

Kean is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#7533 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Cian (#1275 FROM RECENT DATA) and Kian (#446) are the popular varying forms of Kean (UNLISTED) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Kean is at its peak today (USAGE OF 0.05%). Kian has been the top favorite. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cian, Kian in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cian, Kian outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kean is alike in pronunciation to Cain, Con, Conn, Cowan, Coyan, Kahn, Kain, Kaine, Kane, Kayne, Ken, Kenn, Keon, Khan, Khanh and Quin. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adan, Aman, Aran, Dean, Edan, Eran, Ewan, Felan, Frean, Gyan, Heman, Ian, Ifan, Iman, Jean, Jian, Juan, Kagan, Kahan, Kam, Kana, Kano, Kay, Kaz, Keagan, Kealan, Keanu, Kearn, Keary, Keaton, Kedar, Keelan, Kegan, Keilan, Kelan, Keld, Kellan, Kelvan, Kenan, Kenny, Kent, Keoni, Kerk, Kern, Kernan, Kevan, Kevin, Kevon, Keye, Kilean, Kiran, Koa, Kram, Kylan, Oran, Roan, Sean, Teman and Tevan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kean.

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